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Valerie Plame

I Had Classified Files On My Computer Too. So What?

Mark Boslough | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Mark Boslough

Much has been made of the fact that Hillary Clinton's personal computer contained classified email. This sounds bad to anyone who is unaccustomed to dealing with classified information, but not so much to those of us with security clearances

Valerie Plame Calls Out Hypocrisy Over Response To Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

Former CIA covert operations officer Valerie Plame, who has been a vocal supporter of the Iran nuclear deal, sees some hypocrisy in the outcry against...

Celebrities Explain Why The Iran Deal Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

As Congress prepares to review the nuclear agreement recently negotiated with Iran, big money is pouring in to influence the decision: Groups who oppo...

Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.

David Brooks' Shameless Defense of the Iraq War

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Washington Spectator

"The Iraq war error reminds us of the need for epistemological modesty," Brooks writes. That's bullshit, even if written in the lingua franca of the salons frequented by Brooks and other apologists for what Bush and Cheney visited on the people of Iraq.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Authors, Books, Reading and Literacy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

What are you reading? What was the last book you read? These are two of my favorite questions to ask in order to jump start a conversation with an old friend or a new acquaintance.

International Day Against Nuclear Tests Should Push Us All to Demand Global Zero

Valerie Plame Wilson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Valerie Plame Wilson

The truth is, as long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not safe. The human and environmental devastation caused by nuclear weapons -- whether by testing, mistake or malice -- is the very reason we need to eliminate them altogether.

Karl Rove, Have You No Sense of Decency?

Joseph C. Wilson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Joseph C. Wilson

When Karl Rove decided that he would question whether the fall and concussion Hillary Clinton suffered in 2012 to try to disqualify her from consideration for the presidency, it was only his latest cynical move. That Rove is up to his old dirty tricks should come as no surprise. After all, his history of cheap shots, divisive wedge issues, and slanderous personal attacks has been well documented over the years beginning with the Watergate Report. My family knows what it is like to be dragged through Rove's sewer. In 2003, he was part of the cabal that betrayed my wife Valerie Plame's identity as a covert CIA officer, in order to distract attention from the George W. Bush administration's lies about weapons of mass destruction as justification for war with Iraq.

The Teachings of Texas on Political Payback

James Moore | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Chris Christie would never make it as a pol in Texas. He leaves too many fingerprints. Victims are not supposed to know who stuck the knife in them. T...

Valerie Plame Rolls Eyes At Dick Cheney Calling Snowden A 'Traitor: 'The Irony!'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame said Wednesday that she views NSA leaker Edward Snowden as neither a hero nor a traitor, but that Americans should be g...

Why Is Congressman Peter King Lying About Glenn Greenwald?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

For holders of major elective office, there is little disincentive to engage in the most shameless demagoguery imaginable. Our political system doesn't punish people for blatant disregard for truth.

How Obama's FBI Pick Triggered The Valerie Plame Investigation

Mother Jones | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

The pending nomination of James Comey to become FBI chief is a poke in the eye with a very sharp stick for the Cheney crowd....

IRS 'Scandal'? I Dissent (Based on Current Information)

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

In order to its job, the IRS consolidated this operation in one office and adopted computer search tools designed to raise to its attention those organizations that were claiming this very vague and subjective distinction.

Game Change: Cheney Opens Himself to Subpoena Regarding 9/11, Iraq, Torture and Valerie Plame

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When Dick Cheney appears before Congress to answer questions about his actions that caused the death and maiming of hundreds of thousands of people, some from incompetence, some as a result of outright lying- -- then he can come talk to us about Hillary Clinton testifying again.

Valerie Plame: People Need To 'Continually Hold Our Government To Account'

The Boulder Daily Camera | Joe Rubino | Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Famously outed former CIA agent Valerie Plame said Thursday she is not bitter despite being "betrayed" by the government officials who exposed her ide...

Valerie Plame Calls For Transparency On Drones

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Valerie Plame Wilson, the former CIA officer who was outed by Robert Novak in a 2003 Washington Post column and was the subject of the movie "Fair Gam...

Outed CIA Spy's Latest Battle

The Huffington Post | Lance Gould | Posted 06.14.2013 | Impact

Valerie Plame Wilson was an undercover operative in the CIA's counter-proliferation division. That line of work is also known as "spying," and in that...

The Need for Truth

Pete McCloskey | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Pete McCloskey

Valerie Plame is right in defending a Navy Seal's right to give a true account of the raid which took out Osama Bin Laden. The issue at stake is the right of enlisted personnel and junior officers to tell the truth about their combat experiences. That truth needs to be known.

Why Is the U.S. Government Bullying an American Hero?

Valerie Plame Wilson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Valerie Plame Wilson

We have heard riveting stories of heroism and valor from one of the soldiers who participated the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. His book is by most accounts devoid of any classified information. So are U.S. government officials angry that he wrote a book, or that his book came out before their movie?

Republicans Cry About Lack of "Civility" at Dem Convention

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The contrast between a strong Democratic Party and a flaky, unstable, flip-floppy Republican Party has prompted the GOP to spend the week whining and pooping their big boy pants about how the Democrats are being so mean.

Leather: Bad for the Environment, Workers, Communities, and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Every time we choose what we're going to wear, we make a statement about who we are in the world: Progressive values involve taking the side of the weak against the strong, but wearing dead animals does the opposite of that.

Dan Froomkin

Why U.S. Prosecutor Let Dick Cheney, Karl Rove Slip Away | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s prosecution of former CIA officer John Kiriakou for talking to journalists about the Bush/Cheney to...

Dan Froomkin

Squelching Secrets: Obama's Prosecutors Are Pursuing The Wrong Target | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of Patrick J. Fitzgerald's last cases as one of the nation's most prominent U.S. attorneys may turn out to be a misfire. John Kir...

Michael McAuliff

When Leaks Mattered Less To the GOP | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who bristled at the suggestion the George W. Bush White House did anything wrong in revealing the identity of a CIA operativ...

Greater Lawlessness Causes Great Recessions

Harlan Green | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Greg Smith's unveiling of Goldman Sachs' "culture" of profits ahead of clients' interests was nothing new. But there is little mention of the behavior that caused our economic decline into the Great Recession.